With the confusion and uncertainty of life wisdom, courage and patience will be needed in 2016. A New Year brings another opportunity for us all to learn from our mistakes of 2015, put the past behind us, to embrace both the good and the bad things that will no doubt come our way in 2016. To ‘embrace’ is to hold one another closely in the arms as a sign of affection. If we are believers we can trust that God will be by our side and will give us the wisdom, courage, strength and patience we will need to deal with the things that come our way.
Have faith, Hebrews 11:1 describes faith as being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see, so it’s a quality we are going to need in big supply if we are to achieve and fulfil God’s plan for us during 2016. We have to strengthen our faith by reading and believing in God’s Word, praying, spending time with positive people, reading stories about people who have achieved things that seemed impossible.
However, without hope we fall into despair. Why? Because we believe that things will never change. So it is important to retain a little hope. No matter how bleak, things seem, forget the past and embrace the future. We all have experienced things in our life we would rather forget. Leave behind the pain, the mistakes, shame and disappointment of 2015 and look forward to the success, joy and blessing we will experience in 2016.
Philippians 3:13, 14: Like the Apostle Paul, we can say ‘Forgetting what is behind and reaching toward what is ahead, I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us in Christ Jesus’.
Brother Simon Emanuel
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